Giant Sale Mini Haul: NARS and Etude House

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Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

For me, it’s not Throwback Thursday today, rather it’s Throw-Away-Money Thursday! 😮

It’s the great Robinsons Giant Sale until Sunday, so I went down to Robinsons Manila hoping to score some good buys. As always, I checked Mango, my favorite shop in the said mall, but they are not included in the Giant Sale. So, I didn’t bother going in because I didn’t want to buy regular-priced items from them which will definitely go on sale in just a few weeks’ time.

While I was writing this post, I received an email from Mango announcing their 30% Off Sale from October 16 to 22, and I was like, “What? Today is October 16! Why email me just now, when I had already gone home?!”

Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

Anyways, I ended up going to the NARS counter in Rustans Essences just to check if they already have testers for the Audacious lipsticks. As I had already suspected, though, they still don’t have the testers, but they do have the items in stock. Oh, what to do? I wasn’t planning on buying any more lipsticks this month because I’ve already reached my “quota” for October. 😀

But, I was already there, and the majestic Audacious lipsticks were just within reach! So, I gave in, and, even though they were not on sale, ended up going home with 2 more Nars Audacious Lipsticks to add to my collection. They were shades Raquel and Juliette, priced at Php1,650 each. The very kind SA also threw in a free deluxe sample size of Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Aigle Noir and a 30mL sample of NarsSkin Purifying Foam Cleanser. (Photo below) Not bad, right?

Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

Happy with my Audacious lipsticks purchase, I had lunch with a smile plastered on my face. Imagine how hard it is to eat while smiling from ear to ear! LOL!

You’d think I would be going straight home after having lunch at the mall, but I did a little detour and passed by Etude House. I remembered that I had wanted to try out other colors of the Play 101 Pencils. I already have them in shades 12 and 16 (reviewed here).

At the top of my list (yes, I do have a Lemming/Wish List on my cellphone complete with pictures of swatches!) was shade 4 which is a glittery, light pink color with silver and pink sparkles. Unfortunately, they were out of stock. They were also out of shade 28. 🙁

I settled for shades 3, 15 and 25 instead. Because my purchase amounted to Php1,044 (they were Php348 each), I also got a free 25ml of Etude House 7 in 1 Total Pore Solution, Wonder Pore Freshner (No typo there, that’s how it’s spelled in the bottle). (Photo below)

Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

Revlon also has a promo, but I didn’t have time to check it out earlier.

Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

Overall, I am very happy with my mini haul today. Even though the items I bought were not on sale, I did get freebies! I will be giving away these deluxe samples, so watch out for that. 🙂

Nars Audacious lipstick and Etude House makeup haul

What do you think of my mini haul today? Do you think Raquel and Juliette are great shades? Have you tried the Etude House Play 101 Pencils? Seeing the deluxe samples above, would you be interested in joining my next giveaway if these are the prizes? Stay fab and savvy!

Alyssa Melanie



    • Yeah! Raquel is nude pink talaga so I hope it will not wash me out. I want to swatch them na nga but I have to wait until after I’ve taken their pics 🙁

      Vanessa is also on my list, well actually, almost all of the shades are on my list. It’s just a matter of which I’ll buy first hahaha But, relax lang tayo girl, they’re permanent naman 😀

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